COMMENTS: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revisions to the Regulations for Petitions

Western Governors submitted comments on Sept. 18, 2015, to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) on its "Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revisions to the Regulations for Petitions." The Governors expressed support for the Services’ work to refine the petition process and promote utilization of state data and expertise and advocated for state agencies to have a minimum of at least 60 days to provide information to petitioners, while also looking forward to a higher level of engagement with petitioners and the Services in evaluating the status of species. Read, download the Comments


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